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August Announces Siri-Enabled Smart Locks and a Doorbell Camera

Also in the works: A plan to offer a platform for managing all kinds of home maintenance and delivery services.

The Verge

August, the San Francisco-based maker of smart door locks that can be controlled from a mobile phone, said today that it’s expanding its products to include an accessory keypad for its locks and a new doorbell that’s equipped with a video camera.

But going beyond just hardware updates is a plan to offer a platform for managing all kinds of home maintenance and delivery services, from dry cleaning drop-offs to pet sitters to basic shipping. It’s an ambitious goal for startup August, which only launched its first hardware product a year ago, but one that puts it deeper into the software and services industry rather than just hardware.

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This article originally appeared on Recode.net.